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61 Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Students will review and discuss the tips for a constructing a short writing response.We will also review tips for closely reading multiple choice selections. After Thanksgiving break, we will review how to organize informative and persuasive essay outlines. Kids Who Don't Drink Water
60 Monday, November 21, 2022 Students first have time to read SSR selections during the first 15 minutes of class. We will review and discuss their assessment on writing a thesis statement, claims, and proper transitions. Students will read a new Smithsonian info-text article. Then, we will review tips for closely reading multiple choice selections. Students need to bring their SSR selection and read for the first 15 minutes of class and prepare for a simile exercise. Kids Who Don't Drink Water
59 Friday, November 18, 2022 Students will be assessed on writing a thesis statement, claims, and proper transitions. Then, we will review tips for closely reading multiple choice selections. Be prepared to read an SSR selection during the first 15 minutes of class on Mon., 11/21.
58 Thursday, November 17, 2022 Students will be assessed for sustained silent reading during the first part of class today. Then, we will review tips for closely reading multiple-choice selections. On Fri., 11/18, students will have a formative assessment on this week's lessons on literary and vocabulary terms.
57 Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Students will be assessed for sustained silent reading during the first part of class today. Then, we will continue practicing vocabulary and literary terms. On Thurs. 11/17, we will review tips for closely reading multiple choice selections. Fri., 11/18, students will have a formative assessment on this week's lessons on literary and vocabulary terms.
56 Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Students will practice vocabulary words and review literary terms. Students will be assessed for sustained silent reading on Wed. this week. Also, students need to complete daily classwork in order to meet the requirements of the class. This week, everyone will participate in reviewing literary and vocabulary terminology essential to success in their ELA class. Lastly, we will review tips for closely reading multiple-choice selections.
55 Monday, November 14, 2022 Students will review literary terms, practice vocabulary words, and review tips for closely reading multiple-choice selections. Students will be assessed for sustained silent reading on Mon. and Wed. this week. Also, students need to complete daily classwork in order to meet the requirements of the class. This week, everyone will participate in reviewing literary and vocabulary terminology essential to success in their ELA class. Lastly, we will review tips for closely reading multiple-choice selections.
54 Friday, November 11, 2022 Students will review literary terms. Next week, we will continue reviewing literary terms.
53 Thursday, November 10, 2022 Students will complete analysis of "Facing It" poem. Then, we will review literary terms. On Fri., 11/11, students will have time to work on any English assignments or SSR.
52 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Students will have timed readings for background on poet, the poem, and the follow up questions. Then, students will be asked to discuss the poems. We will also review new literary terms. Time will be allotted to read new SSR selections. This week bring SSR choices and be prepared to read for 10-15 minutes, uninterrupted. Also, this week, we will focus on poems written by war veterans and literary devices. Yusef Konunyakaa
51 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Students will have timed readings for background on poet, the poem, and the follow up questions. Then, students will be asked to discuss the poems. We will also review new literary terms. Time will be allotted to read new SSR selections. This week bring SSR choices and be prepared to read for 10-15 minutes, uninterrupted. Also, this week, we will focus on poems written by war veterans and literary devices. Yusef Konunyakaa
50 Monday, November 7, 2022 Students will have a timed readings for background on poet, the poem, and the follow up questions. Then, students will be asked to discuss the poems. We will also review new literary terms. Time will be allotted to read new SSR selections. This week bring SSR choices and be prepared to read for 10-15 minutes, uninterrupted. Also, this week, we will focus on poems written by war veterans and literary devices. Robert Hass Yusef Konunyakaa
49 Friday, November 4, 2022 Students will wrap-up discussion and practice exercises for writing haiku. We will also review new literary terms. Time will be allotted to read new SSR selections. Next week, focus will be on literary devices.
48 Thursday, November 3, 2022 Students will continue poet modeling. Then, adapt three literary techniques. Time will be allotted to get a new SSR book from the library or work on current English assignment. Students will review different types of poetry this week. We will also practice new literary terms.
47 Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Students will select a poem for poet modeling. Then, adapt three literary techniques. Time will be allotted to get a new SSR book from the library or work on current English assignment. Students will review different types of poetry this week. We will also practice new literary terms.
46 Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Students will continue reading, analyzing, and discussing different types of poetry. We will continue to review various literary terms. Students will review different types of poetry this week. We will also practice new literary terms.
45 Monday, October 31, 2022 Students will read and discuss different Halloween-themed poems. Then, we will review literary terms and focus on "irony." Students will review different types of poetry this week. We will also practice new literary terms.
44 Friday, October 28, 2022 Students will have a formative assessment on ethos, pathos, and logos and The Four Freedoms. Next week, we will review how to read and comprehend different types of poetry.
43 Thursday, October 27, 2022 Analyze "Checkers" speech for persuasive writing techniques. Analyze "Four Freedoms" speech for ethos, pathos, and logos. On Fri., 10/28, students will take formative assessment of persuasive techniques used in this week's speech examples. Checkers Speech Richard Nixon Checkers Speech
42 Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Analyze "Checkers" speech for persuasive writing techniques. On Thurs., 10/27, we will continue analysis of FDR's "Four Freedoms" speech and one more sample. On Fri., 10/28, students will take formative assessment of persuasive techniques used in this week's speech examples. Checkers Speech Richard Nixon Checkers Speech
41 Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Review Aristotle's rules of rhetoric: ethos, pathos, and logos. Analyze "Checkers" speech for persuasive writing techniques. Wed., 10/26 and Thurs., 10/27, continue analysis of FDR's "Four Freedoms" speech and one more sample. On Fri., 10/28, students will take formative assessment of persuasive techniques used in this week's speech examples. Checkers Speech Richard Nixon Checkers Speech
40 Monday, October 24, 2022 We will review Aristotle's rules of rhetoric: ethos, pathos, and logos. This week, we will analyze a variety of famous speeches for how the writers use ethos, pathos, and logos to motivate their audiences. Checkers Speech Richard Nixon Checkers Speech
39 Friday, October 21, 2022 First, we will have our formative drama terms assessment. Then, students will practice in small groups for the second and final reader's theater presentation. Next week, we will analyze a variety of famous speeches for how the writers use ethos, pathos, and logos to motivate their audiences.
38 Thursday, October 20, 2022 Everyone will practice their roles within small assigned groups. Then, students will perform their assigned roles in "Lightning Larry." Lastly, students will review terms needed for tomorrow's formative drama assessment. On Fri., 10/21, first, we will have our formative drama terms assessment. Then, students will practice in small groups for the second and final reader's theater presentation.
37 Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Everyone will practice their roles within small assigned groups. Then, we will view a short video about reader's theater. Lastly, students will review terms needed for drama. On Thurs., 10/20, students will practice in three separate groups for a new and final assessment of reader's theater. On Fri., 10/21, we will review terms and aspects of the script versions vs. short stories. Also, students will perform their segment of the three-part reader's theater and this will count for the week's formative assessment.
36 Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Read "The Legend of Lightning Larry" in short story form. Students will follow up with a discussion: summarize the story; discuss the theme and character development. Then, we will view the scripted version. Everyone will decide their roles and annotate their personal copies to turn in at the end of class. On Wed., 10/19, students will practice their roles for the 'Lightning Larry' reader's theater. Then, we will run the readers' theater on Thurs., 10/20. Fri., 10/21, students will have a formative assessment on character development.
35 Monday, October 17, 2022 Read today's Smithsonian article: summarize, identify two details, and share opinion on the topic. Continue reviewing reading targets and improving vocabulary. Selfies 300 years ago
34 Thursday, October 13, 2022 Today is the last day of first quarter; students may work to complete missing or late assignments for English class. Continue reviewing reading targets and improving vocabulary.
33 Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Students will work to complete missing or late assignments for English class. Continue reviewing reading targets and improving vocabulary.
32 Monday, October 10, 2022 Students will work to complete missing or late assignments for English class. Continue reviewing how to annotate info-text as well as how to prepare for text specific questions.
31 Friday, October 7, 2022 We will take a formative assessment on the sections of expository essays. Students complete the latest Smithsonian article in Google Classroom and write a 1-2 sentence summary; share two details from the passage, and write your opinion on the topic. If time permits students will have time to work on their final drafts for English class. Continue reading info-text and expository essays next week.
30 Thursday, October 6, 2022 Students will review for tomorrow's formative assessment on all the sections of expository essays: intro, body paragraphs, and conclusions. Students will have time to work on their final drafts for their essays due in English class tomorrow. On Fri., 10/7, we will have a formative assessment on the sections of expository essays. After testing, class time will be allotted to complete essays or SSR.
29 Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Students will continue discussing how to plan body paragraphs, transitions, and blending text evidence with elaborations for expository essays. This week, we will continue focusing on summarizing, analyzing the writer's "moves," and making connections with info-text articles.
28 Monday, October 3, 2022 Students will receive a new info-text article to read and annotate. Time will be allotted for vocabulary enrichment and make-up work as well as planning expository essays. This week, we will continue focusing on summarizing, analyzing the writer's "moves," and making connections with info-text articles. Who invented television?
27 Friday, September 30, 2022 Students take a formative quiz on literary elements. Time will be allotted for makeup work as well as planning expository essays. Next week, we will continue focusing on summarizing, analyzing the writer's "moves," and making connections with info-text articles.
26 Thursday, September 29, 2022 Students will review yesterday's info-text: summary, details, and personal connections. Next, students will review the literary terms listed in Google Classroom. Lastly, students will review for tomorrow's formative literary elements quiz. Next week, we will continue focusing on summarizing, analyzing the writer's "moves," and making connections with info-text articles. Keeping Resolutions
25 Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Students will complete their analysis for info-text reading. We will follow-up with summarizing, sharing details from the text, and making personal connections. This week, we will continue focusing on summarizing, analyzing the writer's "moves," and making connections with info-text articles.
24 Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Students will continue analysis for info-text reading. Then, we will follow-up with summarizing, sharing details from the text, and making personal connections. This week, we will continue focusing on summarizing, analyzing writer's techniques or "moves," and making connections with info-text articles.
23 Friday, September 23, 2022 Students will take a formative assessment on the elements of literature. Complete this week's third journal entry. Students will discuss how to closely read expository writing and also have time to complete any missing assignments. On Tues., 9/27, we will focus on another info-text reading and follow-up with summarizing, sharing details from the text, and making personal connections. Reading Expository Essays
22 Thursday, September 22, 2022 Students will first review the elements of literature for tomorrow's formative assessment. Then, in Google Classroom, students will read a Smithsonian Teen info-text article. Lastly, they will summarize, reflect on writer's moves, and offer their own specific thoughts in a shared document. On Fri., 9/22, students will have a formative assessment on the elements of literature. We will further discuss and focus on info-text reading on Friday and complete one more journal reflection.
21 Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Students will have time to complete the written response for the questions following the Billy Collins' poem. We will also have another timed writing for #3 Reflective Journal Entries in Google Classroom. If time permits, students will work on missing or makeup assignments. We will further review literary elements and terms this week. We will also review short works for their tone and structure.
20 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Students will fully annotate and write complete sentence responses for the questions following the Billy Collins' poem. If time permits, students will begin #3 Reflective Journal Entries in Google Classroom. Write three minutes each for three of the five choices. We will further review literary elements and terms this week. We will also review short works for their tone and structure.
19 Monday, September 19, 2022 Students will review literary terms and review DIDLS when analyzing poetry. We will further review literary elements and terms this week. We will also review short works for their tone and structure.
18 Friday, September 16, 2022 Students will take a formative assessment on tone, structure, characterization, and theme. Students will need to turn in their RAD #2 written response to Google Classroom. Lastly, we will review literary terms. Next week, we will read short passages about traditions and nostalgia. Students will continue to identify tone, structure, characterization, and themes. On Fri., 9/20, students will have another formative assessment on literary elements and terms.
17 Thursday, September 15, 2022 First, students will journal. Then, we will complete the "Gift of the Magi" sit. Then, analyze the different types of characterization present in the text. Lastly, we will review tone, structure, and theme. On Fri., 9/16, we will have more journaling time followed by a formative assessment on this week's literary terms.
16 Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Students will participate in skits as we review the various types of characterization. On Thurs., 9/15, students will first journal; then, we will have an overall review of tone, structure, theme, and characterization. On Fri., 9/16, we will have time journaling followed by a formative assessment on this week's literary terms. Characterization
15 Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Students will first have SSR time allotted; then, we will review theme and characterization. On Wed., 9/14, we first have SSR time and further review tone and structure. On Thurs., 9/15, students will first journal; then, we will have an overall review of tone, structure, theme, and characterization. On Fri., 9/16, we will have time journaling followed by a formative assessment on this week's literary.
14 Monday, September 12, 2022 Students will review and further discuss tone, structure, theme, and characterization. Students always need to be prepared for in-class close reading. Also, be sure you have a favorite book, a charged chromebook, and paper, pen or pencil daily.
13 Friday, September 9, 2022 Students will review "High School Money" and discuss tone, structure, theme, and characterization. Students will have a formative assessment at the end of class. Students always need to be prepared for in-class close reading. Also, be sure you have a favorite book, a charged chromebook, and paper, pen or pencil daily.
12 Thursday, September 8, 2022 Students will first meet in their assigned small groups for the reader's theater. Then, we will meet in the larger group to discuss the bookmark questions. We will take another look at the short story "High School Money" and discuss tone, structure, theme, and characterization. Students always need to be prepared for in-class close reading. Also, be sure you have a favorite book, a charged chromebook, and paper, pen or pencil daily.
11 Wednesday, September 7, 2022 First, students will have 10 minutes for sustained silent reading with a book of their choice. We will discuss how to use bookmark questions for SSR. Then, we will meet in our assigned small groups for the reader's theater selection, "The Magic Brocade." Lastly, we will meet in the larger group to discuss the bookmark questions. Students always need to be prepared for in-class close reading. Also, be sure you have a favorite book, a charged chromebook, and paper, pen or pencil daily.
10 Tuesday, September 6, 2022 We will begin with a three-minute journaling exercise. Then, we will preview using reader's theater and "The Magic Brocade." Lastly, we will discuss weekly SSR selections and the use of question mark bookmarks. Students need to be prepared for class with their own book of choice, a charged chromebook, and ready for close reading.
9 Thursday, September 1, 2022 At the start of class, students will have time to edit three or more prompts for their reflective journal entries. Then, we will begin our vocabulary practice for the first set of terms. For Week 3, 9/6 - 9/9, students need to be prepared for class with their own book of choice, a charged chromebook, and ready for close reading.
8 Wednesday, August 31, 2022 At the start of class students will devote time to two more reflective journal entries, either in Google Classroom or on paper. Then, those who wish will have the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and share written responses for this week's RAD. Thurs., 9/1, students may either journal or read at the start of class. Then, we will work to strengthen vocabulary skills.
7 Tuesday, August 30, 2022 At the start of class students will work on timed reflective journal entries, either in Google Classroom or on paper. Then, we will discuss this week's RAD and devote time to the written response. On Wed., 8/31, be sure to have SSR books and complete written response for this week's RAD. Proofread and prepare to discuss your thoughts. Thurs., 9/1, students may either journal or read at the start of class. Then, we will work to strengthen vocabulary skills.
6 Monday, August 29, 2022 Students will be allotted SSR time. We will discuss topics related to the RAD. RAD due Wed., 8/31. Thurs., 9/1, begin review of Vocabulary set #1. ELA 10 & Honors Literary elements RAD #1
5 Friday, August 26, 2022 Students will discuss positive reading associations and review the various book genres for SSR. Bring book of personal choice for SSR on Monday, August 29th. We will continue vocabulary, literary terms, and annotations skills next week.
4 Thursday, August 25, 2022 Students will begin class with a timed writing for their first journal entry prompt. Then, we will explore how the author of "High School Money" uses descriptive words to move the plot, explain the characters, enhance style and reveal themes. On Fri., 8/26 we will further discuss the benefits of SSR. Students need to have chromebooks charged and ready to go for class every day. Select a book of personal choice and bring to class on Monday, August 29th. High School Money
3 Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Students will read along with a short story while annotating in the side margins words to describe plot, characters, theme, and the author's writing style. Students need to have chromebooks charged and ready to go for class every day. Select a book of personal choice and bring to class on Monday, August 29th. High School Money
2 Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Students will review the importance of setting goals for the new school year. Students need to have chromebooks charged and ready to go for class every day. Select a book of personal choice and bring to class on Monday, August 29th. ELA Ext 10 Goal setting
1 Monday, August 22, 2022 We will begin with introductions and review the following topics: assigned seating, course overview, and school policies. Students need to have chromebooks charged and ready to go for class every day. Select a book of personal choice and bring to class on Monday, August 29th. ELA Extensions 10 policies
Monday, August 1, 2022 Students need to be ready to reflect about what they learned last year and set goals for the new school year. Everyone needs to read an age-appropriate book and be prepared to share highlights. Also, be on the lookout for another book of your choice or a library book by Monday, August 29th.